The Colombian volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupts


Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, warned of the situation on the social network Twitter

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The volcano Nevado del Ruiz, in west-central Colombia recorded today, “an eruptive event” at 1740 hours local (2240 GMT), Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Manizales (OVSM).

A special bulletin of the scientific center that holds permanent watch on the volcano’s activity, ordered the change of alert in the Andean summit of “orange” to “red”, which is to say “imminent eruption or in progress.”

It also recommended that the authorities and the community “continue attentive to any changes present in the activity” of the volcano.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, warned of the situation on the social network Twitter.

“The volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupted. Please follow all planned contingency plans,” Santos wrote. No authority has reported damage in the areas influence of the volcano.”

The OSVM informed of the situation to the governors and Luis Piedrahita Gudio Echeverry Carlos Delgado, the departments of Caldas and Tolima, respectively, the heads of the zones of influence. scientific authorities themselves had changed the status of the alert “orange” to “yellow” on 29 May after the seismic changes, instability and fall of volcanic ash from the summit.

In November 1985 a score of Caldas and Tolima stocks were hard hit after an eruption from the crater Arenas causing a thaw and a flood that killed about 23,000 of the 25,000 inhabitants of the town of Armero. The volcano Nevado del Ruiz, at an altitude of 5,364 meters above sea level, is part of the so called Nevados Natural Park Andean Central Cordillera of Colombia.

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